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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-4-11

For Faculty

  1. Did you know? - Degree Cognate
  2. Out of the Box Events hosted by CLAS Faculty Council
  4. Midterm Grades

For Unit Heads

5.  CLAS Important Dates


  1. Did you know? - Degree Cognate (link

Faculty advisors who desire to substitute a course that is designated as a degree cognate, must complete the degree cognate request and gain approval from the unit head and the CLAS Dean’s Office (AD Schutten) prior to submission to Records.


2. Out of the Box Events sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council  

Announcing the Annual Out-of-the-Box Events!
Theme: Thriving Throughout a Sustainable Career: Getting Your Groove Back!
Hosted by CLAS Faculty Council and sponsored by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS faculty are invited to participate in one of three exciting workshops offered this fall for a successful and sustainable academic career. The workshops will draw on university, college and faculty expertise to explore how to have a sustainable lifelong career in academia, successful in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service as well as how to thrive when your job description changes by choice or by chance. Come join us for great conversation, new ideas, and good food!

Philosophy underlying the workshops: CLAS faculty have a job description that can be very rewarding and dynamic over time based on needs of the college, the department, as well as personal life.  As one progresses through an academic career once tenure is attained; the next step can be daunting.  Promoting a dynamic balance between teaching, scholarship and service is a challenge, especially when you want or need change.  Many resources and opportunities exist to promote a successful career but more can be done within the college by developing flexible, creative, innovative, and cooperative solutions to common problems related to workload and career support.

How will we do this? Workshop participants will learn from colleagues who have a successful, sustainable and dynamic career.  Resources will be shared to promote and nurture choices related to workload and work-life balance.  Scenarios will be explored and solutions developed, and attendees will examine workload policy. Resources identified by the workshops will be compiled on a webpage so that all odd CLAS faculty may benefit.

We encourage faculty from all CLAS disciplines to participate. We expect innovative, creative thinking to emerge as faculty with diverse perspectives develop “out-of-the-box” solutions to common issues related to resources and opportunities.

How many faculty can participate at each event? 24

Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kirkhof Center 2270
Friday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kirkhof Center 2266
Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Kirkhof Center 2270

Requires registration




4. Midterm Grades 

The registrar’s office sent faculty notice of the upcoming timeline for midterm grade reporting, Oct 10- noon on Oct 18. For those faculty who are newer to the process, midterm grades are reported for all freshman and for any student who has issue(s) related to academic progress. Please check your banner account next week to see if there are grades required. Thanks for your support of our students.


  1. CLAS Important Dates 

Important Dates



Oct. 8

CLAS Alumni Board meeting


Oct. 10

Midterms begin. Banner opens for Midterm grading



Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00 p.m., 2215/2216 KC

Oct. 13

Inclusion Advocates and Champions Meeting (required)***

9:00-11:00 a.m., Loosemore Auditorium

Oct. 14

CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00pm. 308 PAD

Oct. 15

Sabbatical proposals due to UH


Oct. 15

Space Requests Due


Oct. 18

Midterm grades due by noon


Oct. 26

Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00 p.m., 2215/2216 KC

Oct. 28

Distinguished Alumni-in Residence Luncheon**


Oct. 28

Unit Materials for candidates for promotion to professor due

Dean’s office

Oct. 29

CLAS Mindgating

at Homecoming Expo

Nov. 1

Nomination packets due Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services Award

200 STU

Nov. 1

Sabbatical Proposals due to Dean’s office

B-4-232 MAK

** by invitation only

***To maintain your certification, Inclusion Advocates and Champions are required to attend.




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